BY Ian Dunn | September 26 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

11-SALTIRE

Number of Scottish Catholics on the rise

The 2011 census of Scotland has discovered the number of Catholics in the country is growing.

Sixteen per cent of the population identified as Catholics, the same as the last census in 2001, but the growing population means there are 37,000 more Catholics in Scotland than a decade ago.

The census found that as of 2011, there were 841,000 Catholics in Scotland.

The proportion of Catholics in the population was generally highest in council areas in the Greater Glasgow area, with the highest percentage in Inverclyde at 37 per cent.

The total number Scots identifying as Christians still comprises more than half the population at 54 per cent, though the number of people who profess no religion has gone up to 37 per cent ,an increase of 9 per cent from 2001.

Leave a Reply

latest news

Bishop ‘very disappointed’ in First Minister

December 5th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Nicola Sturgeon's interest in having NHS Scotland pay for Northern...


Priest marks centenary of relative’s Somme death

December 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A PARISH priest from Renfrew has followed in the footsteps...


Bishop’s support for stranded sailors

December 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen has been helping to minister...


Pope announces 2018 Ireland visit after meeting PM

December 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

POPE Francis will visit Ireland in 2018, it was announced...




Social media

Latest edition

P1-DEC-02-2016

exclusively in the paper

 

  • Anthony Horan on the need to stand up for the Faith.
  • A remarkable trip to Spain uncovers the roots St Teresa
  • Prison Chaplin Fr Brian Gowans marks reflects on his final prisoners week
  • Parishioners say goodbye to St Louise’s Arden as it closes
  • Catholic conference of cyber warfare in Edinburgh

Previous editions

Previous editions of the Scottish Catholic Observer newspaper are only available to subscribed Members. To download previous editions of the paper, please subscribe.

note: registered members only.

Read the SCO